Organization: Boston Dynamics
Country: United States
Year Founded: 1992
Number of Employees: 101-500
Innovation Class: Technology & Services Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Product Introduction
Boston Dynamics hopes to kick-start commercial quadruped market.
Boston Dynamics' Spot quadruped launched in September 2019 through the company's Early Adopter Program. With mounting rails, payload ports, and an open-source software development kit, developers can create custom methods of controlling the robot, design payloads that expand the capabilities of the base robot platform, and integrate sensor information into data analysis tools. Spot autonomously accomplishes industrial sensing and remote operation needs, while carrying payloads with endurance far beyond aerial drones. Early adopters are in a range of industries, from construction to energy utility, public safety, mining, and entertainment.